What is History?
E. H. Carr's What Is History?is the classic introduction to the theory of history. Exploding the Victorian myth of history as a simple record of fact, Carr draws on sources from Nietzsche to Herodotus to argue for a more subtle definition of history as 'an unending dialogue between the present and the past'. Lively, scholarly and challenging, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the meaning of history and its role in society.
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Actually I have a 1st print from 1961. Not my favorite History Theory read, but a very good summery of Histography and the importance of history as Sience. As I am a bit of a Collingwood-fan, I understand his critique, but do not totally agree. I do think, that motives of historical actors are important. The history becomes a bit more of a crime story.
Good structure and for sure important for anybody interested in history.
i did not read the book